Jane Beljo’s Birthday Blog Hop with a HUGE sale and giveaway

Hello and welcome to Jane’s Birthday Blog Hop. Jane is the awesome creator and mastermind behind Jane’s Doodles and I am honoured to be on her design team. Today we are celebrating Jane’s 46th birthday and she is having a 46% off sale in the JD store.

Today the DT have been asked to create a card using our favourite JD stamp set. This may have been a really hard choice as she has sooooo many awesome stamp sets (which are all hand drawn by the way), but one in particular always steals my heart and it is the Outdoors stamp set.

I have created a little outdoors scene using the most adorable animals. I just love this moose – he is my most favourite of all the JD critters. For this card I did some masking and I fussy cut the frame and mountains and popped that up over an ink blended sky. The moose and raccoon are coloured with Copics, but I also added in some Prismcolor pencil shading as well.

Now aren’t these two adorable? And just to show you how much I love this moose, here’s an oldie but a goodie using the moose (the original post for that card can be found here).

Blog Hop Order:
—>Me <—
Katerina (on Jane’s Doodles blog)

In addition to Jane having a 46% off sale on all clear stamps this week, she is giving a stamp set of your choice to one lucky winner. All you need to do is comment on all the blogs participating in the hop, and you’ll be in with a chance to win! The winner will be announced on Friday. Good luck!

Happy Birthday Jane. I hope that you have a really wonderful birthday and thanks for being so wonderful and creative!

Happy hopping,


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Christmas Joy x 3 – Penny Black

I am back again for Penny Black showcasing products from their two winter releases Season of Hope and Winter Wishes.

I have three cards to show you using the Mirthful creative die which I am in love it.

First up I adhered some coloured strips of card stock to the card base before adhering the negative space of the die cut over the strips. To finish off the sentiment, I white heat embossed ‘A time to’ which is from the Here’s to xmas stamp set. To add a small pop of colour and to make it a little more Christmasy, I used a portion of some holly from the Scarved Sweeties stamp set.

Next up I clear heat embossed the wreath from the Nature’s Allure stamp set onto both red and white card stock. I then die cut the Mirthful Joy die from both colours and inlay the pieces onto the card base. It is hard to tell from the photos, but the wreath is continuous across the white die cut as well. The “To the World” sentiment is from the Holiday Snippets stamp set. Again, I used a portion of the holly from the Scarved Sweeties stamp set.

Last but not least is this card. I swapped out the ‘O’ for a bauble from the Beautified Baubles creative die set. I went to town Distress inking the background with Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn. I flicked on water as well as added some gel pen dots and I love the bokeh effect it created.

I white heat embossed ‘A time to’ which is from the Here’s to xmas stamp set as well as popped up the die cuts with some foam.

So there you have three different ways to use that Penny Black Mirthful Joy die. To view and or purchase any of these new products from this release, head to the Penny Black online store.

If you have any questions, just email me.

I’ll be back really soon,

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‘Tis the Season – Penny Black Merry and Joy Inspiration #5

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I have another card to share with you using Penny Black products from the ‘Merry and Joy’ release.

This card is not my usual go-to style, but it was fun making something a little different. I die cut the Scarlet Season creative die from red and green coloured card stock. I adhered the skeleton die cut layer over the top of the red flowers, but for the leaves, I used the skeleton die and embossed the details into the leaves using an embossing mat in my die cutting machine.

I created a thicker Merry sentiment, by adhering several layers together. The ‘Tis the Season’ sentiment is from an older sentiment set called Holiday Snippets.

I did lots of ink blending in the background. The cursive handwriting stamp is called Script, which is an older cling stamp.

I covered the red flowers and the merry sentiment with a little bit of clear shimmer pen.

Thanks for stopping by. To view and or purchase any of these new products from these releases, head to the Penny Black online store.

If you have any questions, just email me,

Until next time,

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Spotlight on Sweet Spring – Penny Black 4

Happy Easter to you and your loved ones. I’m back today with my fourth card for Penny Black, using products from their latest catalogue called Sweet Spring. For today’s card and tag, I’ve used a rubber stamp called Blissful Blooms.

Blissful Blooms

I create the card and the tag (Tagged Creative die), I placed the Blissful Bloom stamp onto a stamping positioning tool. I then used both Distress markers and Tombow markers to colour directly onto the rubber stamp. Once coloured, I spritzed the stamp with some water from a spray bottle and then stamped it onto the watercolour paper. I immediately heat set it with a heat tool. I love the water coloured effect that this technique creates.

To intensify the shading on the leaves and stems, I used some Prismacolor pencils. I placed some Nuvo Crystal drops onto the centres of the flowers.

The sentiment comes from the Happy Critters stamp set.

Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 40-600 Blissful Blossoms stamp
Penny Black 30-479 Happy Critters stamp set
Penny Black 51-007 Tagged Creative die set


Stamps: Penny Black Blissful Blossoms and Happy Critters stamp set

Card: Watercolour card stock, Aubergine coloured card stock

Ink: Distress Markers – Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Gathered Twigs, Tombow markers – Green 177, Pink 703), VersaFine Onyx black ink

Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils (PC1090 Kelp Green, PC1096 Kelly Green, PM121 Colorless blender), Stamp positioner, Water spray bottle, Penny Black Tagged Creative die, Cuttlebug, Heat tool, Nuvo Crystal drops – Ivory Seashell, Cotton thread.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a blessed Easter.



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I Love You – Jane’s Doodles

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Today I am sharing a card that I made for the Jane’s Doodles blog last week – using one of my favourite JD sets called Love Birds.

I die cut several circles from masking paper and then inked up the circles with various Distress inks. I made sure to place the larger circles where I wanted the birds to be. I did a little bit of water flicking to distress the circles a bit, but as I didn’t use watercolour paper, it didn’t react with the inks quite like I had hoped. I then stamped and coloured the images with Copic markers, before fussy cutting them out and adhering them to the card. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the card base.


Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Love Birds stamp set

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Distress ink – Mermaid Lagoon, Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio and Fossilized Amber, VersaFine Onyx black ink

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Spellbinders circle dies, Cuttlebug, Inkadinkadoo masking paper, Ink blending tool, Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by – I’m off to bed!



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Just a Little Love Note – Penny Black

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I’m stopping in tonight with a cute Penny Black critter card just in time for Valentine’s Day. This cute hedgehog is from the Furry Hugs stamp set and the sentiment and envelope are from the Smitten stamp set.

I hand cut the clouds from some masking paper and just moved it around and sponged on some Salty Ocean distress ink. The images are stamped and coloured with Copic markers.

 Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 30-402 Furry Hugs stamp set
Penny Black 30-455 Smitten stamp set


Stamps: Penny Black Smitten and Furry Hugs stamp sets

Card: Xpress-It card stock

Ink: VersaFine Onyx black ink, Distress Inks – Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Copic marker, Masking paper, scissors, Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen, Ink blending tool, adhesive

I hope you are having a fabulous week.



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